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The chilling new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of I Am Watching You.

On a train with her husband, miles from home and their four-year-old son, Ben, Sophie receives a chilling phone call. Two boys are in hospital after a tragic accident. One of them is Ben.

She thought she could trust Emma, her new friend, to look after her little boy. After all, Emma’s a kindred spirit - someone Sophie was sure she could bare her soul to, despite the village rumours. But Sophie can’t shake the feeling that she’s made an unforgivable mistake and now her whole family is in danger.

Because how well does she know Emma, really? Should she have trusted her at all?

Time is running out. Powerless to help her child, still hours from home, Sophie is about to discover the truth. And her life will never be the same.

©2018 Teresa Driscoll (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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  • Candice
  • 2018-03-25

Good psychological suspense

I enjoyed this novel and found the characters to be interesting and the plot riveting. The story is told in a somewhat disjointed way that jumps back and forward in time- not just from present to past, but also within chapters, where something is mentioned and then expanded on in a later chapter, so the reader will find it important to pay close attention to what is said in order not to miss important plot points. The narration was good. The suspense built up in a way that made me want to keep listening to the very end. Overall, a well-done suspense novel that focuses on character development and plot, rather than police procedural. Recommended.

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  • Judy Dial
  • 2018-04-05

The Friend

The narrator reads entirely too fast. I could not get interested.
I could not figure out the plot.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Wayne
  • 2018-07-09

Better than her first novel!

Teresa Driscoll's first novel titled I Am Watching You earned 2 stars, so I decided to give her a second chance with THE FRIEND. THE FRIEND is better but still not very good. Like her first novel the author writes this in the first person of the protagonist. Like her first novel the protagonist here does lots and lots of navel gazing in telling the story. What saves THE FRIEND is the conclusion which brings the story together and almost makes the 7 hours of boredom worthwhile. In any case I'm finished with author Teresa Driscoll.

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  • Lynnette
  • 2018-04-02

Intense

It's now 3 A.M. and I just finished this book. I simply couldn't stop listening to it. I wish I could give it more than five stars.
'The Friend' is an exercise in contradictions... love and hate, friendship and enmity, truth and less, trust and dear... all blending together until the inevitable explosion.
The characters were very well written and got into my head and heart. The ending was something I didn't expect, but was perfect.
The narration was very well done, you could hear the emotions in each character.
I'll definitely be looking for more from this author.

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  • Roxana Garcia
  • 2018-12-18

Psychological Thriller

I read I Am Watching You and enjoyed it so much I had to read The Friend. In The Friend there are cameos of Michael the P.I. and Melanie the detective from I Am Watching You but the story revolves primarily around Sophie a young mother and her friendship with the mysterious new woman in their village, Emma. Both women have young sons Ben and Theo who quickly becoming friends and are inseparable. So many subjects are touched in this book from postpartum depression, infertility, infidelity, crimes of passion, etc. I love stories that keep me guessing and this one did not disappoint especially with the end.

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  • Rozuson
  • 2018-12-03

The Friend should come with a TRIGGER WARNING!

I hope to be able to explain without ruinning the book. It is very well written and performed. Some of the content touches on child abuse. I was unable to finish it. If this doesn't bother you then by all means, enjoy a great story.

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  • Alixandra Hice
  • 2018-08-14

Love the ending!

The narration was hurried and staccato throughout most of this book - especially in the beginning. I slowed it down, but then it dragged. The story itself was okay. Nothing breathtaking. It kind of meandered and I got distracted a lot and had to refocus. Not sure if that was the book’s fault or mine. The best part, by far, was the end. Just desserts.

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  • SeñoritaAmanteDelPerro
  • 2018-08-01

Time Killer

I found the performance to be stilted and made the book less enjoyable. The story was engaging enough to want to finish the book.

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  • Nessa
  • 2018-05-21

Hard initially

Had a hard time to start, getting into this book. Audio seemed painful w narrator of choice, but as the storyline progressed I couldn’t stop reading. Thoroughly enjoyed in the end!

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  • C. Franklin
  • 2018-05-05

A struggle at first...

I struggled with this book. The story is so all over the place. But it actually came together in the end. Not at all what I was expecting. Really love the narration, she is superb!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful